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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: glycolysis ~
b: delicious-cookie-on-a-platter

Writer: rhampton --Date: April 25, 2019

a: surface-area-to-volume-ratio ~
b: internal-part

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 25, 2019

a: working-memory ~
b: the-control-tower-of-a-major-airport

Writer: Gregory Mitchell --Date: April 24, 2019


a: jenga ~
b: my-life

Writer: Mer --Date: April 24, 2019

a: liver ~
b: a-chemical-factory

Writer: Sinomed Research Institute --Date: April 24, 2019

a: liver ~
b: maid-of-your-body

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019


a: death ~
b: a-beating-drum

Writer: --Date: April 24, 2019

a: paragraph ~
b: family

Writer: Dianne Tucker-LaPlount --Date: April 24, 2019

a: enzyme ~
b: woolen-glove

Writer: Dubasi Govardhana Ra --Date: April 24, 2019


a: thermal-energy ~
b: average-of-all-the-kinetic-molecules

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: hiv ~
b: jack-in-the-box

Writer: Sriram Subramaniam, --Date: April 24, 2019

a: ventricle ~
b: head-of-ram

Writer: Paul A. Krieger --Date: April 24, 2019


a: urinary-system ~
b: purification-plant

Writer: Dr. Shirin Wadia --Date: April 24, 2019

a: chemotherapy ~
b: a-weed-spray

Writer: Jenny --Date: April 24, 2019

a: climate-change ~
b: disaster-in-slow-motion

Writer: Steve Connor --Date: April 24, 2019


a: menstrual-cycle ~
b: fine-tuned-symphony

Writer: drlam --Date: April 24, 2019

a: trauma ~
b: rubik-s-cube

Writer: PTSD Chick/KyAnn Betz --Date: April 24, 2019

a: hard-work ~
b: stairs

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019


a: a-cell ~
b: a-prison

Writer: Mr. Overlin --Date: April 24, 2019

a: family ~
b: a-major-organ

Writer: Chelsie Kelly --Date: April 24, 2019

a: enantiomer ~
b: hands

Writer: Pavel Powlowski --Date: April 24, 2019


a: college ~
b: sunscreen

Writer: Derek Thompson --Date: April 24, 2019

a: college-football ~
b: dog-fighting

Writer: Malcolm Gladwell --Date: April 24, 2019

a: action-potential ~
b: a-digital-signal

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019


a: college ~
b: a-chain-saw

Writer: Dr. Nemko --Date: April 24, 2019

a: suicide ~
b: gift-wrapping-your-pain

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: saliva ~
b: a-chemical-cocktail

Writer: Helen Fisher --Date: April 24, 2019


a: saliva ~
b: mouth-pee

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: glacier ~
b: huge-river-of-ice

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: perfect-marriage ~
b: libyan-democracy

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019


a: a-snowflake ~
b: a-person

Writer: Adam Gopnik --Date: April 24, 2019

a: lymphatic-system ~
b: gutter

Writer: Daniel Yachter --Date: April 24, 2019

a: dna-replication-leading-strand ~
b: zipper

Writer: carney --Date: April 24, 2019


a: dna-replication ~
b: a-battle

Writer: Emily Fu-Sum --Date: April 24, 2019

a: dna-replication ~
b: a-train-track

Writer: Dr. Barry Starr --Date: April 24, 2019

a: diversity ~
b: food-in-a-blender

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019


a: chemical-equation ~
b: sentence-describing-a-reaction

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: diabetes ~
b: a-marriage

Writer: Donna Gibson --Date: April 24, 2019

a: bandwidth ~
b: a-water-pipe

Writer: Barton Strawn --Date: April 24, 2019


a: a-good-man ~
b: weather

Writer: Ron Naumann --Date: April 24, 2019

a: homework ~
b: an-alien-invader

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: memory ~
b: a-mental-sticky-note

Writer: Amanda Morin --Date: April 24, 2019


a: anemia ~
b: suffocating-from-the-inside

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: signal-transduction ~
b: a-relay-race

Writer: Erin Cram, Grad student, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of CA, Berkeley --Date: April 24, 2019

a: signal-transduction ~
b: a-relay-race

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019


a: emotional-abuse ~
b: hammering-nails-into-a-fence

Writer: BrownEyesGal --Date: April 24, 2019

a: the-media ~
b: a-big-dog

Writer: Laura McElroy --Date: April 24, 2019

a: genetic-drift ~
b: marbles-in-a-glass-jar

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019


a: flower-petal ~
b: a-goddess-of-peace

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 24, 2019

a: american-culture ~
b: a-religion

Writer: David R. Dow --Date: April 24, 2019

a: my-life ~
b: a-car-driving-over-a-broken-bridge

Writer: Lucrezia --Date: April 23, 2019


a: nitrogen-cycle ~
b: a-french-movie

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 23, 2019

a: animal-abuse ~
b: iceberg

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 23, 2019

a: non-polar-covalent-bond ~
b: equal-rights

Writer: Gulten Sendura --Date: April 23, 2019


a: capital-punishment ~
b: suicide

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 23, 2019

a: action-potential ~
b: a-digital-signal

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 23, 2019

a: an-atom ~
b: a-very-small-round-cloud

Writer: Loren Booda --Date: April 23, 2019


a: an-atom ~
b: a-tiny-solar-system

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 23, 2019

a: osmosis ~
b: tapestry

Writer: H. T. HAMMEL --Date: April 23, 2019

a: family ~
b: a-jungle

Writer: YoungBeau, Greensboro, NC --Date: April 23, 2019


a: inequality ~
b: blood-pressure

Writer: James Galbraith --Date: April 23, 2019

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